‘Oppenheimer’ dominates at Baftas


OppenheimerChristopher Nolan’s film about the design and construction of the atomic bomb, made a clean sweep at Sunday night’s Bafta Film Awards in London.

The movie received a total of seven Baftas, including best film, best director for Nolan, best actor for Cillian Murphy and best supporting actor for Robert Downey Jr.

Oppenheimer has grossed over $1 billion at the box office and already tasted victory at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards and is now the clear front-runner for Oscars glory.

This is Murphy’s first Bafta and he thanked Nolan for “seeing something in me that I probably didn’t see myself”.

It was also a good night for the surreal dark comedy Poor Things which won five awards, including best actress for Emma Stone. She has also already won Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards for Best Actress for her performance.

In the best motion picture category Oppenheimer kicked dust in the eyes from Anatomy of a Fall, The Holdovers and Killers of the Flower Moon.

The full list of winners:

Best Film


Best British Film

The Zone of Interest

Best debut by a British writer, director or producer

Earth Mama

Best film in a language other than English

The Zone of Interest

Best documentary

20 Days in Mariupol

Best Animated Picture

The Boy and the Heron

Best director

Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer

Best screenplay

Anatomy of a Fall

Best Adapted Screenplay

American Fiction

Best actress

Emma Stone, Poor Things

Best actor

Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer

Best Supporting Actress

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Downey Jr. Oppenheimer

Best cast

The Holdovers

Best cinematography


Best editing


Best Costume Design

Poor Things

Best hair and makeup

Poor Things

Best Original Soundtrack


Best Production Design

Poor Things

Best sound

The Zone of Interest

Best special effects

Poor Things

Best British Short Animation

Crab Day

Best British Short

Jellyfish and Lobster

Rising star

Mia McKenna-Bruce